11. May 2020 · Comments Off on What’s Your Intention? · Categories: Yoga wisdom · Tags: ,

What’s Your Intention?

how do I want to feel…?

We always set an intention at the beginning of our class as it gives our practice meaning and purpose, almost like setting scaffolding around it. You’ll also sometimes hear it called a sankalpa. Sankalpa is a Buddhist term meaning a short phrase or sentence, clearly and concisely expressed, using the same wording each time, to bring about a positive change in your life.

Your intention or sankalpa can be whatever you want it to be. It can be the same each time you step onto your mat, or different. It’s up to you. All you need to do is focus your mind, connect to your most heartfelt desire and channel your energy within.

Ask yourself, what do I want? How do I want to feel? Create your sankalpa as a statement of fact. Remember to KISS – Keep It Short and Simple, use only positive words and present tense.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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